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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2015, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Do Powertrain Warranties Matter and do People Even Care?


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Warranties are often advertised as a fix-everything safety net, but are they actually useful?

Recently, there have been some changes with the powertrain warranty coverage on new vehicles from General Motors and Fiat–Chrysler Automobiles. Both automakers have dropped their powertrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles from 10 years/100,000 miles.

Powertrain warranties only cover a limited selection of items on your car, specifically components that only have to do with providing the vehicle power and making it move. Only Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi offer 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranties following the changes by GM and FCA.

See Also: What is a Powertrain Warranty?

In the past, those long warranties were offered to help get new buyers into showrooms, but now companies are realizing that such coverage doesn’t seem to impact new car buyers. Even Kia and Hyundai put some heavy restrictions on their warranties, like how they can’t be transferred to second owners.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 02:16 PM
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With how complicated todays vehicles are i'm not sure if I even want to keep them for longer than 4-5 years, years ago when cars were much more simple with far less things that could go wrong these warranty terms (sometimes limited in what they cover) would have been great.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 06:18 AM
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Most of the rental car dealers and companies usually offer warranties in their advertising but in actual they are not that much valid. Happened to be an incident when purchased from a local dealer and it turned out as a pretty much bad experience.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2015, 07:36 PM
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Another reason why I look for the type of vehicle I like from a car maker I trust and then look into things like warranty and then of course doing the required research.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 01:44 AM
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60,000 doesn't seem enough for 5 years. I drive more than that in 4. Can I buy the warranty a few years after I've owned the car?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 03:00 PM
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That's quite a lot of mileage to be adding on and these warranty terms are catered towards what the average of customers overall do and you fall far off from that.
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